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MAY 12, 2015

Williamsburg Program Aims to Bridge Gap Between Youth and Police

Together NYC brings 10 students from local high schools to the precinct at 211 Union Avenue once a week to be tutored and mentored by police, with some of the students attending the program as an alternative to suspension.

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JUNE 11, 2016

Mural by Brooklyn youth showing bond between Williamsburg community, cops unveiled

Honesty Howell, a 15-year-old student, said that she was often glared at by other teens as she walked into the precinct. "They're thinking, ‘she's a snitch,’ " said Howell "But that's not what is going on here, we're trying to make a change in the community."

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JUNE 10, 2016

Police, kids team up to create mural in Williamsburg

The mural depicts the Brooklyn Bridge, with one arch representing the police and the other representing the community. The entire mural is strengthened with positive words such as bravery, love and trust.

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JUNE 10, 2016

In Williamsburg, Cops and Kids Debut a Painting of Hope

The mural project brought together teens participating in NYCTogether, which connects police officers with young people in order to complete service projects and build better relations between community members and cops.

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